Physicans group funds academic grants

The Clallam County Physicians Community Benefit Fund recently announced awards for both academic scholarships in medically-related fields and medically-related community grants to be awarded in 2021.

The benefit fund was formed in 1995 when Regence BlueShield joined with Clallam County Physicians Service, Inc., a company formed by local physicians to provide health care coverage to Clallam County citizens.

The fund bestowed $,685 to the Port Angeles Food Bank to buy a battery-powered pallet jack and stocking carts, as well as $1,000 to the First Step Family Support Center to purchase 10 crib and safe sleep kits.

The 2020-2021 academic scholarship awards are:

$3,500 — Cole Urnes

$3,000 — Melissa Estrada-Elena, Shannon Gordon, Mikel Townsley

$2,500 — Yela Carey, Zane Carey, Bailey Powers

$2,000 — Hannah Little

$1,500 — Madeleine Fritschler

$1,000 — Veronica Adams, Alex Barry, Abigail Berry, Katlynne Brown, Elizabeth Hagaman, Karla Najera, Jane Rudzinski, Darcy VanWinkle.

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